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Bolts' Hedman to miss 3-6 weeks after collision

From ESPN - January 12, 2018

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman, who is considered a leading candidate for the Norris Trophy, will miss three to six weeks after suffering a lower-body injury, the team announced Friday.

Hedman left Thursday's 5-1 loss to Calgary after he was hit on the side of his left knee in a collision with Flames right winger Garnet Hathaway.

"When I guy ca not really put weight on his leg, and does not come back, it did not look very good," captain Steven Stamkos said after Thursday's game. "Stuff happens. You ca not control it. You ca not replace a guy like [Hedman]. He's one of the top three defensemen in the league, and a huge part of this team."

The 27-year-old Hedman, who finished third in Norris Trophy voting last season, has posted six goals and 27 assists in 44 games this season.

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